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Even though the technology is thirty years in the running, 3D printing is only now being distributed on a wider, more affordable scale. As they are being developed across the world, cheaper constructions using different materials are being created. What will be the effect of personal 3D printing on traditional eCommerce?
Google’s Product Listing Ads and location info from Maps are about to merge. The search engine has announced it will start allowing users to see close physical storefronts in their PLAs as well as eCommerce stores when searching for a specific product or service. So while the search used to deliver relevant ads for online listings, it will soon show a mix of nearby businesses and online stores selling the product.
“Think outside the box.”
You’ve heard it a million times. When everyone in the field is zigging, zagging can help you stand out in an oversaturated one-size-fits-all market. The Mini Cooper’s “big” debut during a time of ever-expanding SUV cabins is a memorable example.
But even reactionary stances like these pale in comparison to truly creative approaches.
Sometimes the right answer isn’t inside or outside the box.
Sometimes the box just doesn’t matter.
Although infographics are abundant and a great piece of viral media, they need to be done correctly in order to be relevant and useful. Here’s our advice when assembling one of these info-art masterpieces.
Active on about 90% of searches, Hummingbird is the name of the biggest update to Google since 2010â€™s Caffeine, which adapted search to rapidly updated information and allowed for faster responses in general. What we know so far is that Hummingbird will let Google handle longer queries more deftly and be better able to process searches in question form (in addition to keyword queries).
It is a power move for a company to have enough faith in its ad that they donâ€™t need to push the product or a recognizable brand name. And as we are in an age of increasingly brilliant ads, it’s important to stop and take a look at the best specimens. Here are four examples minimal advertising in their prime…
Relying on stretched budgets and small staff, start-up eCommerce companies usually struggle in their first year to balance the workload of inventory levels, web development and promotions. It may seem like a great opportunity for entrepreneurs and their investors, but itâ€™s not all fun and cha-ching! Behind every offer sent out for a free trial or starter credit is a young company putting itself at risk. For overwhelmed and less-than-experienced businesses, services like Sift Science are a lifesaver.
Mashable recenty posted an infographic from VocusÂ that highlights the increased number of transactions occurring on Facebook and debates whether the platform is dominantly used as a water cooler or a marketplace.Â It concludedÂ 50% of online sales will occur via social media by 2015. The reason for its success, as many consumers and eCommerce business owners […]
Sometimes, change is bad… especially when the thing that’s changing was working just fine to begin with. Case in point: Google’s decision to “upgrade” its External Keyword Tool to the all-new, mostly terrible Keyword Planner.
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